DELL IS HOPING TO delight British punters with its latest UK release, the desktop Studio XPS 435, which by all accounts is not just pretty, but pretty powerful to boot.
Taking yet another leaf out of Apple's tree, Dell's latest offering is anything but the reasonably priced, boring but reliable piece of kit consumers have learned to associate with the computer maker. At a starting price of £1,699, including VAT, the XPS 435 is an expensive, but tricked out and souped up bit of computery, with more features the more cash you splash out for it.
First and foremost, the desktop beast sports a 2.9GHz Intel Core i7 processor and can support a whopping 24GB of tri-channel (DDR3) RAM (although entry level price comes with just 6GB).
The sexy looking machine, with its white, patent black and tangy orange chassis also boasts three angled USB ports, 15-in-1 card reader and a built-in infrared receiver with an added option to upgrade the 16x DVD burner to Blu-ray for between £80 and £170 more.
The computer maker also offers its newest beast with a 1GB ATI Radeon HD 4870 graphics card coupled with a 512MB Radeon 4850.
But bear in mind, the more bells and whistles you add, the more money you'll end up spending, with ye average build costing approx £2800 - hardly pocket change. Still, if you're a hard core gamer, enthusiast or just like your 'puters powerful, the XPS 435 is worth a long hard look.
Some might even go as far as calling it their dream machine. µ